Archives for July 2015

28, 29, 30

Untitled design-2Why all the numbers? Well, today marks 28 more days of me being 29 before I turn 30. Yes, the Dirty Thirty is quickly approaching, and I’m not sad about it one bit. Quite the opposite, actually. I feel better in my skin now than I did when I turned 20, I know more about what I want in life, and I’m working hard to achieve those goals.

My twenties have been kind to me. I fell in love, got married, landed a job, quit that job!, had three babies, and four publishing contracts. Oh, and I lived in another country for a large chunk of my twenties, which I highly encourage anyone to do if you can. Break out of your comfort zone.

Having a birthday is like having your own personal New Years celebration. Turning a year older is something to be thankful for, and it’s a time to set new goals for yourself in that year. I’m not really sure what I want age 30 or my thirties to accomplish for me yet. A friend of mine thinks I should jump out of an airplane, but I think that’s something that might wait until I’m 40. Maybe, I’ll just run a race instead, or take a trip. That sounds a little safer.

Erin Bevan

Thursday Threads!

Today, I have something for all you science fiction lovers out there. Romance science fiction, I mean. S.C. Mitchell and Pirates Of The Dark Nebula. Pirates in space. Sounds interesting! Here’s a snippet for you.

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Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Heat Level: Sizzling
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Blurb:

It can’t fall into the wrong hands. 

Luna Callista holds the key to a galaxy-changing new technology. Captured by a ruthless band of deep-space pirates, she’s rescued by a man filled with dark secrets of his own.

Who is Rik Mazar? 

Galactic protector or rogue pirate? 

After three years undercover among the Brotherhood of the Dark Nebula, Rik Mazar isn’t sure what side of the law he’s walking. In a world of murder and betrayal, his life goes on the line every day. But, protecting Luna Callista means putting his heart in as much danger as his hide.

A rusting service droid, a Ferang fortuneteller, and a ship full of back-water refugees are their only allies, as two hearts go into orbit to save a galaxy in peril.

HEARTS IN ORBIT: VOLUME 2 – PIRATES OF THE DARK NEBULA is a science fiction romance set in the far-flung space-traveling future, continuing the series’ course across a galaxy filled with love and adventure.

Excerpt:

He took a step closer and tucked his fist under her chin, raising her lips to meet his. Warm, firm, and enticing. The thrill shot through her core once again as his mouth took her to another place, another world.

Time stopped. Her whole focus was him. Only him. His lips on hers. His hard body pressed against her.
His arms wrapped around her, a comforting cocoon—protection from the cold, dark galactic sector about them. It would be so easy to say it was just comfort and protection she was seeking in this man, but there was so much more to it than that. So much more to him.

His eyes promised safety—his lips heaven.

Still, she barely knew him. Who was he? What was he?

An actor and a con man, to be sure. So, was this all an act too?

His tongue tangled with hers, plundering ever so sweetly. Damp heat built in her core. The bold press of his erection against her stomach betrayed his arousal. This was no act. He wanted her as much as she wanted him. Did there need to be anything more to it?

“I am tracking an ion storm entering the quadrant, Captain.” Harvey’s monotone intruded into the passion of the moment. She’d all but forgotten the droid was standing behind her.

Rik broke off the kiss. Reluctance colored his gaze. “Thank you, Harvey. Continue tracking. Let me know if it gets near enough to bring us under its influence.” He shook his head. Lowered his voice. “That was probably a huge mistake.”

He sighed, looking deeply into her eyes.

“Oh, I don’t think so, sir.” Harvey’s retort took Luna by surprise once again. “Those storms can get quite intense.”

Rik chuckled, his heated stare still locked onto her. “Yes, quite intense.”

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Steven Mitchell Hidden strengths, adventurous hearts.

S.C.Mitchell grew up an avid reader of comic books, science fiction and fantasy literature. He’s been writing stories for over thirty years. In 2010 he left his job as a computer desktop support specialist to pursue his passion for writing full time. He is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as the Wisconsin chapter.

As a writer of paranormal and sci-fi romance, fantasy, and science fiction, Steve crafts unique and wondrous worlds where his characters explore, romp, and fall in love. Whether traveling through dark, demon filled dimensions, the edge of wild space, or ancient mythological heavens, his heroes and heroines, guided by their adventurous hearts, discover hidden strengths on their pathway to enduring love.

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Erin Bevan

Freebie Friday!

So, Friday is almost over, but who cares when I’m giving away something free, right? Well, actually, the lovely Beth Carter is giving away an e-copy of her book Thursdays at Coconuts, and this book received over 70 awesome reviews on Amazon. 70 folks! Wowzers! Here is a little teaser for you, and remember to sign up using the rafflecopter below! Have a great weekend everyone.

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As the go-to wedding planner, Suzy can’t find her own wedded bliss and has one shocker of a wedding day. It doesn’t help that she’s still pining for her high school sweetheart, the one who got away. Handling neurotic brides is the best part of Suzy’s day until her son brings home a bombshell from Europe.

Alexandra, a beautiful marketer with a “touch” of OCD, falls for a bad-boy cop who’s married and possibly stalking her. But he sure is sexy. Alex tries to stay at arm’s length after she puts her job—and life—on the line for the officer who isn’t always a gentleman.

Hope hates her name, looks, and frizzy hair. As a high school counselor, she dishes out sage advice to students, yet can’t see she’s enabling her deadbeat, stuck-in-the-seventies hippie parents. After tragedy strikes, she reexamines their relationship and discovers a secret that almost went to the grave.

Friends since high school, the thirty-something women meet every Thursday at Coconuts for their own form of friendapy.

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Visit Beth at www.bethcarter.com

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Erin Bevan

Thursday Threads

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a book with a lake on the front. I have no idea why. I guess because I come from a small town, and lakes and docks make me think of the simple life. Anytime I’m on or around the water, all of my gadgets (phone, computer, etc) stay behind. Sometimes, that’s the way life should be. So, if you’re gearing up to spend some of your summer at, around, or near the water, grab a good book. I’m adding Meda White’s Play With My Heart to my “To Read” list. You should, too!

PlayWithMyHeart

Title: Play With My Heart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Sweet to Sensual

Blurb:

Southern musician and closet geek Liz Baker enjoys her quiet life. While in Los Angeles helping her brother with a house project, the simple life gets complicated when British television actor Ian Clarke walks into the picture.

Ian enjoys his celebrity status in Hollywood and is determined nothing and no one will get in the way of his plans for success on the big screen. He never counted on meeting a woman like Liz, but she’s the only one who can help him with a personal problem.

Forced into close quarters where priorities and cultures clash, an intense attraction catches them both by surprise. Secrets, old lovers and the paparazzi threaten their new dreams and a chance for love could be lost forever.

Play With My Heart is a finalist in the 2014 BTS Reader’s Choice Red Carpet Awards in the Contemporary Category and a 2015 RONE Nominee in the Sweet Contemporary Category.

Excerpt:

When they reached the front door of Danny’s house, Liz turned to Ian. “Thanks for the escort. Now, get back over there and enjoy your party. I hope I didn’t ruin it.”

“You couldn’t ruin anything if you tried.” Ian leaned in and kissed her cheek. It was warm.

“Next time, leave that shovel at home, ya here?” she said as a smile played at the corners of her full lips.

“One day, I’ll pay you a compliment and you’ll accept it.”

“You’re an actor. I might not believe anything that comes out of your mouth,” she said with a smirk and raised eyebrows.

He tsked. “So cynical. I wonder what made you that way?”

Liz tilted her head to one side and her smile broadened as she shrugged. Ian was caught in it, forgetting what he’d even said. There was something about her. Not one thing, but many little things, all of which added up to something really unexpected.

“I’ve always been this way. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I didn’t mean to imply that you aren’t a good actor. I honestly don’t know. But I Googled you and you’ve been at it a long time, so I bet you’re pretty talented.”

“You Googled me?” Warmth spread through his chest and his own smile broadened. It was ridiculous to be so enamored by this Southern belle. Women searched for him online quite frequently, but he didn’t know those women. This one was standing a few feet away, breathing the same air. He was on the verge of asking her to dinner, but stopped himself just in time. If he couldn’t think of another option, she might be his caregiver and she definitely wouldn’t want to date him then.

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Meda White writes sweet, sultry, and southern contemporary and new adult romance. Born with Georgia clay running through her veins, she continues to enjoy the Southern lifestyle with her husband, a very spoiled Collie, and a stray cat who adopted the family. When not writing, you might find her making music, shooting zombie targets, teaching yoga, or explaining the meaning of her unusual first name.

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Erin Bevan

Happy 4th Of July

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday. Today is my youngest son’s first birthday, and I decided this birthday, I was going to make the cake.

FullSizeRenderIt’s not bakery beautiful, but it took me all day to make it and it has lots of love in every layer.

Have a great day, everyone!

Erin Bevan